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Tag Archives: Judge Paul M. Black

Sale of estate to auctioneer’s own company not ‘inherently unfair’ (access required)

Although the auctioneer’s own company placed the winning bid on the real property, the sale was not “inherently unfair” because the advertising for the auction, the bidding process and the actual bidding were conducted at arm’s length. However, because the ...

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Case dismissed for repeated failure to file feasible plan (access required)

A debtor who failed on four separate occasions to file a feasible plan will not get a fifth opportunity. Instead, the court held the debtor’s repeated failures, which were based upon unreliable and inaccurate financial projections, were unlikely to be ...

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Debtor’s ‘slovenly’ habits exempted debt from discharge (access required)

A tenant with “slovenly living habits” who knowingly, deliberately and intentionally caused damage to his landlord’s property was not entitled to discharge the majority portion of debt caused by his conduct. Background In Aug. 2013, the debtors signed a one-year ...

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